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Five games to see you through the 2012 summer drought

GamerZines writes: "The summer is more famously known in the game’s industry as downtime. With a heavy spring release schedule behind us and a overwhelming behemoth of holiday releases brewing, summer is a time where triple A releases are almost no where to be seen.

But don’t put down your controllers just yet as we’ve chosen five of our most anticipated summer releases selected on the basis that they’ll keep you gaming all summer long."

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Abash1478d ago

Starhawk is all I need

Nimblest-Assassin1477d ago

I do not understand why studios are so opposed to realeasing blockbuster games in summer... I mean, no one else is doing it, and they could get huge amounts of sales, simply because people need something to play in the 2 months they have off

But dev's love crowding games at the very end of the year. AC3, Hitman, Halo 4, BO2, etc are all out in october-november

I mean, I feel like if dev's sold games in Summer, they would have more sales than later on in the year

khan_saab1477d ago

the reason why is because they only the hardcore of the hardcore will buy games in the summer because the casual market is busy going vacations and to cottages etc... in the holiday you get people who dont know much about games buy them. i went to eb games and over there is saw a line of 4-5 senior citizens buy call of duty. chances are they were getting it for some kid.

Ducky1477d ago (Edited 1477d ago )

I'd figure they've already tried/thought-of it.
But since most of the shopping gets done at the end of the year, and likely nets them the bigger profits.

Summer is usually the time to get the games you missed for cheap... or catching up on your backlog.

ReservoirDog3161477d ago

The best thing you can do is sign up for the gamefly trial by being recommended by a friend and it'll be $17 for 3 months of gamefly. It'll get you through the whole summer and you can catch up on your backlog.

PM/ask me for more information if you want. It's perfect for the summer video game drought. $17 for 3 months of unlimited games.

Daver1477d ago

Darksiders 2!! unfortunetly it has been delayed.

Chuk51478d ago

Man, all the release dates for downloadable games (that aren't in the summer of arcade) are up in the air.

Spelunky xbla? Joe Danger the movie? Mark of the ninja? Rock band blitz?

That's the thing I find most infuriating about downloadable games; release dates. Mostly because they barely mean anything as they're getting pushed all the time and downloadable games take longer than boxed games to come out.

knifefight1477d ago

Gravity Rush is an example of gaming as art, fun as heck, and unlike anything before it. Definitely should be on any gamer's list -- casual and hardcore alike.

pandaboy1477d ago

summer drought lol, as if there isn't already enough games to play.

da_2pacalypse1477d ago

lol my backlog is slowly decreasing. But there is at least 5-8 games I have left to play.

PS. Not sure why Dragon's Dogma is not on this list. I'm enjoying the hell out of Dogma right now. It's fantastic!

Psychotica1477d ago

I got tons of games that I have barely scratched the surface on because some other new game would come out shortly after and distract me.

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